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Success Sessions

Success sessions are designed to provide valuable information to support you in the classroom and help build your connections around Wayne State. During Orientation Part Two you will have the opportunity to attend Success Sessions. Examples of our August 2015 Success Sessions are listed below. 

CAPS: Stress Management
Your university experience is an exciting time during which you’ll make many important decisions about school, career plans, finances, family and your social life. Join us to learn how to effectively manage or avoid the stress that many college students experience.

Career Services: Exploring the World of Work
Need to make money while in school? Want to know how majors and careers relate to your interests? Join us for this interactive session to get answers about career and work options that support optimum student success and position you for a meaningful future. 

Considering a Pre-Med or Health Sciences Path?
Join us to hear from upperclassmen and learn about the leadership, service and health-care experiences that medical programs value. You'll discover how to develop a strong portfolio of engagement while maintaining the high standards of academic excellence you need to be competitive.

Life After High School
The transition from high school to college can be challenging, so we’re here to help. This session will teach you to maintain balance academically and socially so you can establish a collegiate lifestyle that will help you excel and earn your Wayne State degree.

Making the Most of Mathematics Resources Around Wayne State
How do college students manage math anxiety and succeed in math courses? Join us to learn key strategies and hear from a panel of representatives from a variety of campus resources, including math advisors, the Mathematics Resource Center, the Rising Scholars Program and Math Success Services.

Smart Money Matters 
The financial decisions you make as a college student might involve grants, loans, scholarships or money earned from a part-time job. As you take your first steps toward financial independence, it's not always easy to know the best choices. This workshop will help you take control of your money instead of letting your money control you.

The Transfer Student: Preparing Yourself to Be the Strongest WSU Graduate
Hear directly from upperclassmen about how to successfully transition to the university. Learn how to draw from your prior academic experiences, take advantage of campus resources, and become a successful Wayne State Warrior. 

Wellness: A Fundamental Key to Academic Success
This session focuses on how nutrition, exercise and sleep affect academic success. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to take care of your physical self while staying engaged in the demanding landscape of college life. By following a few simple tips, you can enjoy a balanced lifestyle that will keep your stress levels low and your GPA high. 

What's in It for Me? An Insider's Look at the Libraries (limited to 75 students each tour)
This self-guided tour will take you through 10 stops on the first and second floors of the Undergraduate Library. At each one, you’ll find and scan a QR code to learn more about a service or resource available in the library. By the last stop of the tour, you’ll know how to print, where to add money to your OneCard, how to use the study rooms, how to find books, where you can get writing help and more. You’ll also receive a small surprise at your last stop. To participate in this session, you’ll need a smartphone or tablet with a QR code reader installed. (Try QR Code Reader from Scan Inc., available from the App Store or Google Play.) If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, you can partner up with a friend.

WSU Speak: The Lingo of Student Success 
Learn the Wayne State lingo you need for student success. This session will cover the important terms you hear on campus and should know in order to navigate the university, understand your degree requirements and accomplish your goal of graduation.